British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Stephen Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192513583
Category: History
Page: 384
View: 6497
Until relatively recently, the connection between British imperial history and the history of early America was taken for granted. In recent times, however, early American historiography has begun to suffer from a loss of coherent definition as competing manifestos demand various reorderings of the subject in order to combine time periods and geographical areas in ways that would have previously seemed anomalous. It has also become common place to announce that the history of America is best accounted for in America itself in a three-way melee between "settlers", the indigenous populations, and the forcibly transported African slaves and their creole descendants. The contributions to British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries acknowledge the value of the historiographic work done under this new dispensation in the last two decades and incorporate its insights. However, the volume advocates a pluralistic approach to the subject generally, and attempts to demonstrate that the metropolitan power was of more than secondary importance to America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The central theme of this volume is the question "to what extent did it make a difference to those living in the colonies that made up British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that they were part of an empire and that the empire in question was British?" The contributors, some of the leading scholars in their respective fields, strive to answer this question in various social, political, religious, and historical contexts.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Author: Robin Winks
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191542415
Category: History
Page: 756
View: 1686
The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.

Essays on Northeastern North America, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: John G. Reid
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802091377
Category: History
Page: 322
View: 9808
The essays in this volume deal with topics such as colonial habitation, imperial exchange, and aboriginal engagement, all of which were pervasive phenomena of the time.

Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Kenneth Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521893671
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 308
View: 6517
Dr Morgan compares the performance of Bristol as a port with the growth of other out ports.

Crisis of Empire

Britain and America in the Eighteenth Century
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847252435
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 4822
A new account of the changing relationship between Britain and America in the 18th Century that helped to define both nations.

British Atlantic, American Frontier

Spaces of Power in Early Modern British America
Author: Stephen Hornsby,Michael Hermann (cartographer.)
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584654278
Category: History
Page: 307
View: 5075
A pioneering work in Atlantic studies that emphasizes a transnational approach to the past.

Painting in Canada

A History
Author: J. Russell Harper
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802063076
Category: Art
Page: 463
View: 9077
Through a lively combination of entertaining anecdotes, descriptions of the cultural background, biographical accounts, and critical judgement, the reader comes to know intimately the artists, their paintings, and their environments.

The Atlantic Economy During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Organization, Operation, Practice, and Personnel
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570035548
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 377
View: 7089
The Atlantic Economy during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries is a collection of essays focusing on the expansion, elaboration, and increasing integration of the economy of the Atlantic basin - comprising parts of Europe, West Africa, and the Americas - during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In thirteen essays, the contributors examine the complex and variegated processes by which markets were created in the Atlantic basin and how they became integrated. While a number of the contributors focus on the economic history of a specific European imperial system, others, mirroring the realities of the world they are writing about, transcend imperial boundaries and investigate topics shared throughout the region. In the latter case, the contributors focus either on processes occurring along the margins or interstices of empires, or on breaches in the colonial systems established by various European powers. Taken together, the essays shed much-needed light on the organization and operation of both the European imperial orders of the early modern era and the increasingly integrated economy of the Atlantic basin challenging these orders over the course of the same period.

An Empire of Regions

A Brief History of Colonial British America
Author: Eric Nellis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442604034
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 8813
An Empire of Regions is a refreshing interpretation of British American history that demonstrates how the thirteen British mainland colonies grew to function as self-governing entities in distinct regional clusters. In lucid prose, Eric Nellis invites readers to explore the circumstances leading to the colonies' collective defense of their individual interests, and to reevaluate the founding principles of the United States. There is considerable discussion of social conditions and of the British background to the colonies' development. Extensive treatment of slavery, the slave trade, and native populations is provided, while detailed maps illustrate colony boundaries, settlement growth, and the impact of the Proclamation Line. This absorbing and compelling narrative will captivate both newcomers to and enthusiasts of American history.

Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress

Author: N.A
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262297493
Page: N.A
View: 6604

The World of the Revolutionary American Republic

Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent
Author: Andrew Shankman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317814975
Category: History
Page: 460
View: 9975
In its early years, the American Republic was far from stable. Conflict and violence, including major land wars, were defining features of the period from the Revolution to the outbreak of the Civil War, as struggles over who would control land and labor were waged across the North American continent. The World of the Revolutionary American Republic brings together original essays from an array of scholars to illuminate the issues that made this era so contested. Drawing on the latest research, the essays examine the conflicts that occurred both within the Republic and between the different peoples inhabiting the continent. Covering issues including slavery, westward expansion, the impact of Revolutionary ideals, and the economy, this collection provides a diverse range of insights into the turbulent era in which the United States emerged as a nation. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, both American and international, The World of the Revolutionary American Republic is an important resource for any scholar of early America.

Events that Changed America in the Eighteenth Century

Author: John E. Findling
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290824
Category: History
Page: 209
View: 467
Covers such events as the Great Awakening, the Stamp Act, and the French Indian War

Banishment in the Early Atlantic World

Convicts, Rebels and Slaves
Author: Peter Rushton,Gwenda Morgan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441155015
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 2190
Banishing troublesome and deviant people from society was common in the early modern period. Many European countries removed their paupers, convicted criminals, rebels and religious dissidents to remote communities or to their colonies where they could be simultaneously punished and, perhaps, contained and reformed. Under British rule, poor Irish, Scottish Jacobites, English criminals, Quakers, gypsies, Native Americans, the Acadian French in Canada, rebellious African slaves, or vulnerable minorities like the Jews of St. Eustatius, were among those expelled and banished to another place. This book explores the legal and political development of this forced migration, focusing on the British Atlantic world between 1600 and 1800. The territories under British rule were not uniform in their policies, and not all practices were driven by instructions from London, or based on a clear legal framework. Using case studies of legal and political strategies from the Atlantic world, and drawing on accounts of collective experiences and individual narratives, the authors explore why victims were chosen for banishment, how they were transported and the impact on their lives. The different contexts of such banishment Â? internal colonialism ethnic and religious prejudice, suppression of religious or political dissent, or the savageries of war in Europe or the colonies Â? are examined to establish to what extent displacement, exile and removal were fundamental to the early British Empire.

Inventing English

A Portable History of the Language
Author: Seth Lerer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023113794X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 305
View: 9449
Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English.

The Coins of Colonial America

World Trade Coins of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Author: Joseph R. Lasser,William E. Pittman,John A. Caramia, Jr.,Gail G. Greve
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879351816
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 43
View: 489
An impressive collection of antique coins donated to the Foundation is the focus of this book. Joseph Lasser contributed an overview about currency in colonial North America and sections on "Latin American Origins," "Coins Powered World Trade," "Coins in Colonial America," and "A Williamsburg Merchant Counts His Money."

The British and Their Laws in the Eighteenth Century

Author: David Lemmings
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843831587
Category: History
Page: 260
View: 6695
"New analysis and interpretation of law and legal institutions in the long eighteenth century"--Provided by publisher.

Regional Identity and Behavior

Author: Max Sugar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461506913
Category: Psychology
Page: 194
View: 8247
The author proposes that the four earliest British North American colonies in the United States promoted the development of distinct regional identities and that this cultural legacy affected identity development as well as behavioral patterns differently in each region. He compares data from the North American colonies to the situation in England and discovers that the findings in the latter's eight standard regions are very similar to those in the United States.

Planting an Empire

The Early Chesapeake in British North America
Author: Jean B. Russo,J. Elliott Russo
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421406942
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 2152
No other book offers such a comprehensive brief history of the Maryland and Virginia colonies and their place within the emerging British Empire.

Colonial Americans at Work

Author: Herbert A. Applebaum
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761804314
Category: History
Page: 332
View: 3415
Colonial Americans at Work is a study of the work and occupations of the inhabitants of British North America from the time of the founding of the colonies in Virginia and Massachusetts up to the Revolutionary War. The book examines the work ethics of various groups, classes, and genders, as well as the social and economic environments in which they carried on their work. The book is broad in scope, dealing with farmers, artisans, laborers, wage-workers, women, Indians, indentured servants, seamen, merchants, professionals and traders.

Britain and Colonial Maritime War in the Early Eighteenth Century

Silver, Seapower and the Atlantic
Author: Shinsuke Satsuma
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843838621
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 2916
In early modern Britain, there was an argument that war at sea, especially war in Spanish America, was an ideal means of warfare, offering the prospect of rich gains at relatively little cost whilst inflicting considerable damage on enemy financial resources. This book examines that argument, tracing its origin to the glorious memory of Elizabethan maritime war, discussing its supposed economic advantages, and investigating its influence on British politics and naval policy during the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-13) and after. The book reveals that the alleged economic advantages of war at sea were crucial in attracting the support of politicians of different political stances. It shows how supporters of war at sea, both in the government as well as in the opposition, tried to implement pro-maritime war policy by naval operations, colonial expeditions and by legislation, and how their attempts were often frustrated by diplomatic considerations, the incapacity of naval administration, and by conflicting interests between different groups connected to the West Indian colonies and Spanish American trade. It demonstrates how, after the War of the Spanish Succession, arguments for active colonial maritime war continued to be central to political conflict, notably in the opposition propaganda campaigns against the Walpole ministry, culminating in the War of Jenkins's Ear against Spain in 1739. The book also includes material on the South Sea Company, showing how the foundation of this company, later the subject of the notorious 'Bubble', was a logical part of British strategy. Shinsuke Satsuma completed his doctorate in maritime history at the University of Exeter.